Best Time To Visit Sarnath

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What is the best time to visit Sarnath?

October to March are the best months to visit Sarnath. It is best to avoid visiting the place from April to October as the area experiences scorching heat and it becomes difficult to sightsee. One may also want to consider the various festivals celebrated here which fill the area with the colours and chants of spirituality while marking out dates. Some of these are Buddha Poornima (May), and Maha Shivaratri (February- March)

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Monthly Weather in Sarnath

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 21°/ 10° 4 days
February 25°/ 11° 4 days
March 31°/ 18° 8 days
April 36°/ 22° 3 days
May 42°/ 27° 1 days
June 41°/ 29° 7 days
July 34°/ 26° 21 days
August 33°/ 25° 23 days
September 31°/ 24° 22 days
October 30°/ 21° 4 days
November 30°/ 17° 0 days
December 22°/ 11° 4 days

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Sarnath in Winter (November-February)

Though winter mornings in Sarnath are pleasant and ideal for sightseeing, the town receives chilly nights. Temperature ranges from 15 to 3 degrees Celcius during this season. It is best to visit Sarnath during these months.

Sarnath in Monsoon (July - September)

Monsoons bring high rainfall in the region. Rains bring down the temperature of Sarnath and restore comfortable weather in the region.

Sarnath in Summer (March-June)

Summer temperature in Sarnath ranges between 25 to 45 degrees Celcius. The hot and humid climate attracts fewer tourists during this season leading to a drop in hotel prices. It is best to avoid visiting during the summer months.

Events in Sarnath

Buddha Purnima

12th May 2019

Buddha Purnima is celebrated to mark the birth, enlightenment and salvation of Gautham Buddha. Celebrations are held every year at most Buddhist sites and pilgrims from around the world throng to Sarn (Read More)ath. Since it falls on a full moon night, the festival is called Buddha Purnima in India. Day-long prayers along with free medical camps for the poor are held during this day. In the evening, lamps are lit at the Bodhi Tree, and other significant places. Devotees place the statue of Buddha in a basin filled with water and flowers symbolising the divinity of his teachings. With vegetarian delicacies, hymns and offerings such as candles, flowers and incense; the auspicious day of Buddha Purnima is celebrated with much fervour.

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Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh
Chaukhandi Stupa
Ashoka Pillar

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